Britney Spears Insists ‘I’m the Happiest I’ve Ever Been’ in Video Addressing Conservatorship Concerns
On the night before the election, Britney Spears posted a video addressing fans’ concerns about her well-being as the legal proceedings and controversy around her ongoing conservatorship continue.
“Hi. So I know that there have been a lot of comments and a lot of people saying a lot of different things about me, but I just want to let you guys know that I am fine,” she said in the video, which was posted to Instagram early Monday evening. “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life. I’m sending all of you guys a lot of prayers, wishes and a lot of love.”
She followed with a post of a photograph she said was several months old, and then one of her dancing by herself to Shaed’s song “Trampoline,” which, despite her comments about the joys of dancing, is similar to several she’s posted in recent months that escalated concerns about her health.
The singer is in the midst of a legal attempt to have her father, Jamie Spears, removed as her conservator, a role to which he was appointed in 2008.
Britney’s comments come amid the ongoing #FreeBritney campaign, which claims that the singer is being controlled by Jamie against her will. The most recent development, last month, allows Britney to expand her legal team.
He took on the role in the wake of Britney’s very public mental breakdown in 2007. More recently, acting conservator Jodi Montgomery stepped in to assist Spears. He has since hit out at the #FreeBritney movement, likening its supporters to conspiracy theorists.
The singer reportedly requested that he be removed from the role earlier this year, but his conservator was subsequently extended until February 2021.
In September, the singer’s father also withdrew his attempt to rehire estate manager Andrew Wallet, who Spears said was “uniquely unsuited” in his first stint working for her.
Wallet worked from 2008 to 2019 in a co-conservator capacity, but Britney said she had “difficult budgetary choices going forward” and could not afford his services.
Wallet subsequently claimed that the star could be under her conservatorship for the rest of her life.